By Richie Ramos

SONORA (CBS13) – A woman was arrested Wednesday evening, accused of physically assaulting an 89-year-old family member at a shopping center, the Sonora Police Department said on Thursday.

Jeryl D. Schwartz, 67, was booked into the Tuolumne County Jail where she faces a charge of felony elder abuse and has bail set at $35,000.

Schwartz allegedly punched her older relative multiple times and even pulled her around by the hair.

The scene was in a shopping center containing a Save Mart located along W. Stockton Street.

Sonora police said the victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Due to the nature of the case, authorities said no further information could be released.


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